Information Literacy

For Staff

Arranging information literacy sessions for your students

The development of good information literacy skills is essential to enable students to use learning resources effectively.

Faculty Librarians provide Information literacy sessions for your students throughout the year.

These sessions introduce basic strategies for searching electronic databases, journals and the Internet.
We work with you to tailor the session so that it is relevant and subject specific. More advanced sessions can also be arranged for students about to start their dissertation for example.

Please contact your Faculty Librarian to arrange a session. As we aim to tailor these sessions to suit your students needs we will need sufficient time to prepare.

More details can be found in our Information Literacy Approach document (PDF).

For Researchers

Arranging information literacy sessions for your research

All new Research Students are invited to attend the Research Student Support Seminar which is held in January, contact the Research Office for more details.

Faculty Librarians can provide one to one sessions on literature searching skills. We will give you an overview of the relevant electronic databases and full-text e-journals in your subject area.

We can also cover searching methods, setting up personal tables of contents, current awareness services, getting the best from the Internet and connecting to other academic libraries.

Accurate and consistent bibliographic citation is essential. Links to various guides on bibliographic citation have been gathered together for easy use and comparison.

EndNote is the bibliographic software which is supported by the University for the storage and organisation of bibliographic references.
LR also provides training sessions in the use of EndNote. These sessions are advertised on Unilife and on the staff development pages.

More information can be found in our Information Literacy Approach document (PDF).